Articles tagged new wave

‘Freedom of Choice’ Is What You Got: A New Look at Devo’s 1980 Hit Album

Evie Nagy's latest book explores Devo's most successful record, Freedom of Choice, which contains the legendary “Whip It”.

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The Wheel Workers - “Burglar” (audio) (Premiere)

New wave synth stylings meet sharp lyrics in the latest tune by Houston's the Wheel Workers, "Burglar".

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28 Apr 2015 // 9:30 AM

Spandau Ballet Gets Its Due in ‘Soul Boys’ Documentary

Spandau Ballet launched the “New Romantics” movement in pop’s New Wave, the music that blended punk and disco and fashion and paved the way

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Counterbalance: XTC’s ‘Skylarking’

You might not hear of bands talking about XTC as a big influence, but they were certainly in the mix that became the music that was to come.

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Former Katrina and the Waves Singer Finds Her Bliss on New Record

Katrina Leskanich talks about her first solo album in ten years and the 30th anniversary of Katrina and the Waves' mega-hit “Walking on Sunshine”.

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Counterbalance: Tears for Fears’ ‘Songs from the Big Chair’

I wanted to be with you alone and talk about the 1430th most acclaimed album of all time. But traditions I can trace against the child in your face won't escape my attention. A 1985 synth-pop hit is this week's Counterbalance

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Marc Almond: The Velvet Trail

The former Soft Cell frontman's latest rejects pop convention for an album-length singer/songwriter collaboration

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27 Oct 2014 // 1:05 AM

The Church: Further/Deeper

An album that moves the band onward and upward, further and deeper – a journey begun a long time ago in a 1980s galaxy far, far away.

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22 Oct 2014 // 1:20 AM

The Voyage Impulse in the Music of Sting

No matter what hat he wears as an artist, the impulse to voyage beyond defines Sting, as do the impulses that compel him to stay.

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Julian Casablancas + The Voidz: Tyranny

Julian Casablancas + The Voidz get weird on Tyranny, but weird doesn't automatically mean quality.

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Billy Thermal: Billy Thermal

A long-shelved power pop gem gets its chance to shine.

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Cabaret Voltaire: #7885 (Technopunk to Electropop 1978-1985)

For the first time, both sides of the post-punk/industrial/techno pioneers are collected in one place.

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Wet Leather - “Secret Preference” (audio) (Premiere)

"Secret Preference" is all big boom-clap drums, silky falsetto, and funk bass.

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30 Oct 2011 // 8:59 PM

Jupe Jupe: Reduction in Drag

Seattle’s Jupe Jupe delivers a rousing sophomore disc, which clears up the confused identity of its debut.

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The Motels: Apocalypso

As far as lost albums go, Apocalypso may not exactly be Smile, but it ain’t no Chinese Democracy, either.

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Colin Hay: The PopMatters Video Interview

The former Men at Work frontman sits down with PopMatters to talk about the passing of his father, adding humor to dramatic songs, and how he wish he got rid of that fluteline all those years ago ...

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28 Mar 2011 // 8:57 PM

Hotels: On the Casino Floor

Imagine if the Smiths collided with OK Computer-era Radiohead on the set of a spaghetti western, and you’ll get an idea of the cinematic scope that Hotels is shooting for.

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24 Mar 2011 // 9:00 PM

Nick Lowe: Labour of Lust

Long-awaited reissue of Nick Lowe's second album means you don't pay big bucks on eBay for a classic.

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Jukebox the Ghost: Everything Under the Sun

This is the best pop album of last year. Need I say more?

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Five O’Clock Heroes: Different Times

The Five O'Clock Heroes has not been influenced one iota by any sort of trend in popular music postdating, say, 1983.

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Moving Pixels Podcast: Unearthing the 'Charnel House'

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"This week we discuss Owl Creek Games's follow up to Sepulchre, the triptych of tales called The Charnel House Trilogy.

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